Am I adequately prepared for my math courses?

In order to be successful in university, it isn’t necessary to have had advanced level math courses in high school. However, a career in an engineering field does require in depth knowledge in mathematics. A preliminary course is offered before the semester start in order to compensate for the different levels achieved in high school. This course refreshes the basics in math for the start of your studies.  More information
A voluntary math placement test is offered along with a following consultation at the beginning of the university program. The consultation will help students decide if extra math courses (Mathe-Plus-Semester) are necessary, taking both the students test score and the planned course of study into consideration. More Information

Do I need a pre-study industrial internship?

No. A'levels (Abitur) or entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife) is sufficient. If you have any doubts please contact the Central Student Advisory Office.

Where can I find the application forms?

The easiest way is to apply online. Simply download the application forms from the website of the Student Service Office. Alternatively, you can request the application forms with return postage.

Is a placement in a higher semester for former university students possible?

Yes, but it depends on several factors. After enrollment before the beginning of the semester you can apply for the acknowledgement of certificates and credits. After examination of the compatability, acknowledgement is often granted.

What certificates from other study programs are acknowledged?

Since the changeover from diploma to bachelor/master degrees  no unified arrangement for the acknowledgement exists yet. Each individual case will be examined by the requirements of the new study programs.

Universities of applied sciences advertise with the term "practical oriented". What exactly does that mean?

It means that each topic taught is inspected for its practical use and explained with real world examples. Furthermore, you apply the things you have learned in the laboratories. Usually you carry out experiments and analyze the results in teams. In the consolidation phase you work in the laboratories with real machines as well as with measurement devices like high voltage generators, electric drives and machine tools. More practical experiences are provided in the practical semester.

Am I better placed at a university of applied sciences or at a university?

In contrast to a university where up to 600 students share one lecture hall we only have classes of 25 to 75 students. In the laboratories the groups are even smaller. There the maximum is twelve students and the experiments are conducted in groups of two. During the practical semester you do an internship in a company. Practical orientation is one of our greatest strengths. All professors have a practical background as well. Furthermore, most working engineers are applied sciences graduates.

Why should I study in Wolfenbüttel?

Wolfenbüttel is located in a lively economic region with a couple of large companies (Volkswagen, MAN, Siemens, Salzgitter Stahl, Bosch, Alstom, Bombardier, E.ON) and many small and medium sized companies we have excellent contacts to. All classes take place in Wolfenbüttel and the university is neatly arranged. In small learning groups you can ask questions whenever you feel like it. Students and professors do not only meet during classes - people know each other. Wolfenbüttel itself is an attractive, small town

Can the bachelor program be continued by a master program?

The faculty offers the master program Electronic Systems with a degree entitled Master of Engineering (M. Eng.). The program first starts in the summer semester of 2011 when the first bachelor students of the faculty graduate.